Introducing Andrew Bird (Fat Possum Recs)

A Chicagan, Andrew Bird, graduated from Northwestern University (as did Win Butler of Arcade Fire) where he studied violin performance.  He was trained in the Suzuki style from age 4.  

Bird has steadily grown his fan base since his landmarking album The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005).  The album featured songs including ‘A Nervous Tick Motion of the Head to the Left’ and ‘Fake Palindromes’.  NPR’s tastemaking Morning Becomes Eclectic show raved about it.  Pitchfork Magazine named the album #181 in their best 200 albums of the 2000’s.  Other magazines including All Music, Pop Matters, Stylus Mag, etc also gave it very favorable ratings.

Most recently Bird released Nobel Beast (2009) which reached #12 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Indepedent Albums Chart, and #3 on US Rock.